Brexit Endgame

Fcuk sake...

Almost 4 years of frigging Brexit and look?

It's turned us all into cnuts.

Bashing my head against a brick wall here.

A few years ago before all this crap I remember people being absolute gems on this site. All those Hols4heroes donations, charity auctions, the Slingsby Bears, banter, (even a load of you chipped in over a £1k for my own cherridy while I was running in Afghan).

And now look at it? People taking proper personal swipes at one another over some vote that took place nearly 4 years ago, the outcome of which doesn't really affect anyone massively one way or the other.

Moderators, regular members, newbies, guests, we never got on 100% of the time, but this Leave / Remain shite has taken things to a whole new level.

In a way I'm almost glad it happened because you know that thing where you make friends with someone, and after a while you begin to realise they're a bit of a dick, but it's too late as you've committed?

I mean I wasn't planning on meeting anyone on here like, but jesus, at least I've got a pretty good idea who to avoid now.



I suggest for your own blood pressure, some of you take a break from the Brexit threads.
But, But, But It’s IMPORTANT.
 

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Calm down dear....its only the internet...
Yeah for you it is...

I have the moderate this crap :slow:

Well I don't have to but you know...

It's like when people post gash shots in your chubby thread. I mean... Why?

That's not a suggestion by the way. Automatic points for flange, n'est-ce pas?
 
Fcuk sake...

Almost 4 years of frigging Brexit and look?

It's turned us all into cnuts.

Bashing my head against a brick wall here.

A few years ago before all this crap I remember people being absolute gems on this site. All those Hols4heroes donations, charity auctions, the Slingsby Bears, banter, (even a load of you chipped in over a £1k for my own cherridy while I was running in Afghan).

And now look at it? People taking proper personal swipes at one another over some vote that took place nearly 4 years ago, the outcome of which doesn't really affect anyone massively one way or the other.

Moderators, regular members, newbies, guests, we never got on 100% of the time, but this Leave / Remain shite has taken things to a whole new level.

In a way I'm almost glad it happened because you know that thing where you make friends with someone, and after a while you begin to realise they're a bit of a dick, but it's too late as you've committed?

I mean I wasn't planning on meeting anyone on here like, but jesus, at least I've got a pretty good idea who to avoid now.



I suggest for your own blood pressure, some of you take a break from the Brexit threads.
I'm surprised you expected anything different.

Fair enough, ARRSE is a mixture of serving and ex Percy, Jack & Biggles, orificers and other rankers, cold war warriors, STABS & and alkies (and occasionally all of those rolled into one), never-served civvies and trolls. We come from all sorts of backgrounds - rich, poor or otherwise, from different parts of the UK and some from outwith. We sit along all parts of the political spectrum. We have different creeds, colour and religions or no religion, we are young, old and middle-aged, male, female or self-identify as a toaster, we are straight or gay or part of the alphabet soup collective. We are a microcosm of the UK and our opinions fairly well reflect a range of those across society in general. What unites most of us is our service to queen and country and we'd probably sit down and share a pint and spin a few dits quite sociably.

Having said all that, perhaps the most divisive issue in the country for decades has been Brexit and that hasn't gone away. The issue has not been settled yet, it's still on-going and even after the ink is dry on the independence document the subject will be discussed for years to come.

FFS they are still fighting the Battle of the Boyne and Wars of the Roses. Brexit is just another civil war only a little bit more civil as it was fought using a pen and ballot paper at the ballot box rather than musket, canon, pike and sword.

It's not over yet but will start to quieten down, particularly from the end of the year when the transition period is over. You can be sure of one thing though, the subject will not go away and will be discussed for years to come. Get used to it.
 
I am beginning to wonder if some of the remainders are being honest about their position on Brexit.

They dont really seem to understand international trade agreements or tariffs, They dont appear to work in Europe, and other than two weeks a year in Spain they do not use an EU passport.

I suspect that some are more interested in global socialism than in the UK trade position.
I suspect that more than a few didn't really know what they were voting for.
 
I'm surprised you expected anything different.

Fair enough, ARRSE is a mixture of serving and ex Percy, Jack & Biggles, orificers and other rankers, cold war warriors, STABS & and alkies (and occasionally all of those rolled into one), never-served civvies and trolls. We come from all sorts of backgrounds - rich, poor or otherwise, from different parts of the UK and some from outwith. We sit along all parts of the political spectrum. We have different creeds, colour and religions or no religion, we are young, old and middle-aged, male, female or self-identify as a toaster, we are straight or gay or part of the alphabet soup collective. We are a microcosm of the UK and our opinions fairly well reflect a range of those across society in general. What unites most of us is our service to queen and country and we'd probably sit down and share a pint and spin a few dits quite sociably.

Having said all that, perhaps the most divisive issue in the country for decades has been Brexit and that hasn't gone away. The issue has not been settled yet, it's still on-going and even after the ink is dry on the independence document the subject will be discussed for years to come.

FFS they are still fighting the Battle of the Boyne and Wars of the Roses. Brexit is just another civil war only a little bit more civil as it was fought using a pen and ballot paper at the ballot box rather than musket, canon, pike and sword.

It's not over yet but will start to quieten down, particularly from the end of the year when the transition period is over. You can be sure of one thing though, the subject will not go away and will be discussed for years to come. Get used to it.
Oh, do fcuk off.
 
FFS they are still fighting the Battle of the Boyne and Wars of the Roses. Brexit is just another civil war only a little bit more civil as it was fought using memes, milkshakes and a pen and ballot paper at the ballot box rather than musket, canon, pike and sword.
Pro Bono.
 

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I go out for a couple of hours and you barstewards decide to have some fun!

Barstewards!
 
"EU says Brexit trade deal needs power to fine UK if it breaks rules"

Sounds good to us....where do we sign up......signed; The House of Lords.
The corollary to this is what can we fine them for?

Driving on the wrong side of the road.
Speaking funny lingos.
Eating weird shit (frogs legs? FFS)
Not playing cricket.

The possibilities are endless.

How do they intend to enforce their silly fines?

We could remind them of that 22 miles of oggin that stopped them before - but that would be churlish.
 
I hope you don't wager large amounts on a regular basis, then.

I voted to Remain, but always just accepted that we're leaving.
Mate, I'm a Forest fan and as such I have little expectation of winning anything, not even a bet. The Brexit result took me by surprise. I've shit out of luck everywhere else. If I win a bottle of wine in a raffle I think all my Christmases have come at once.
 
Ah yes.
The "We didn't know what we were voting for" trope and "We didn't have enough information to make such a fundamental choice". I recall that discourse being the order of the day, first in 1973/75 and later at the two radically subversive treaties; Maastricht and Lisbon. My, how we enjoyed our preparatory exercises in signing away our sovereignty and political independence.
Just because you were woefully ignorant of European poolitics, don't assume all of us were.
Kipling wrote fiction.
Happy to help.
I'm not going to argue with you about the utility of a vote on the preferred form of Brexit as we clearly fundamentally disagree. I think it would have been better, you most clearly differ.

I like "poolitics" whether by accident or design you have hit on something there. However, again as entertaining as your sarcastic history was I don't think the issue was an ignorance of European politics. I think we were ignorant of our own politics within the UK electorate. Labour for example have been wilfully so and have paid the price for it, the Tories have not but only by chance.

Finally, Kipling wrote lots of things but "If" seems more and more apt to me as time goes on. However my point stands. There will be no freeze frame moment that preserves the glory of Brexit like the end of a Hollywood film on the day. Whether you view it as a triumph or a disaster the next day will dawn and there will be more politics to be argued out and things to be done "with worn out tools". Brexit being delivered won't change that.
 
Royal Mail set to release stamps to mark Brexit after Boris Johnson stepped in and made request...

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